What we're about
This group is for parents who have a child with challenging problems, such that parenting this child is far from easy. This group is for parents who are interested in receiving training and support on how to parent a child who is having problems. It is for parents who are curious about becoming part of a community of parents who have undergone this training, so that they can receive ongoing support when parenting gets tough. This training is called Non-Violent Resistance (NVR).
Non-Violent Resistance Parenting is a highly successful approach used to train parents to make deep and lasting changes with children experiencing serious difficulties. Some examples of serious difficulties NVR treats include: violence and threats of violence towards siblings, parents, and peers; entitled adult dependence on parents; property destruction; stealing and other illegal activity; suicidality; self-harm; alcohol and drug use; risky behavior on the internet; and school refusal. This training program will consists of 15, 2-hour educational and therapeutic training sessions. Participation in NVR training will give you long-term access to a supportive community of other helpful, knowledgeable parents. Most participants internalize the support, empowerment, and skills they learn, making a lasting change in their lives and in the lives of their children.
In NVR parent training, you will learn to:
Take a firm stand against your child's problematic behavior;
Hold back from physical and verbal violence;
Increase parental presence in your child's life;
Reduce distress for parents and child;
Improve your relationship with your child long-term;
Recruit and utilize supporters;
Increase your care for yourself;
Feel competent and capable to handle your child's difficult problems;
These parenting skills work, not only with serious issues that threaten the safety of family members or the child, but also with more moderate family problems such as the child refusing to do chores in the home, lying to parents, or problems moderating food intake or video game use. NVR is based on principles that are customizable to your unique family situation.
Interest meetings are free.
30-minute consultations with the group facilitator to learn more about the training group are free.
Ongoing support in the NVR community is free.
Training sessions are $48/participant/2-hour session.
This group is led by a mental health therapist who specializes in group therapy and in working with teenagers and their families.
Join this Meetup if you are curious about NVR and want to get more information or be connected to other parents experiencing difficulties with their children. Break the silence and get support.